Republican candidate, Vice President Richard M. Nixon, and Democratic candidate, Senator John F. Kennedy hold their third debate. The candidates answer, or comment upon answers to questions put by a panel of correspondents.
For this debate John F. Kennedy was in New York and Richard M. Nixon was in Los Angeles, the correspondants were in a third studio.
July 3, 2006 Subject:
Sad day no video
This was the second most inportent debate to air on network televission, because it was the first time split screen technique was used. Senator John F. Kennedy was in New York; Vice President Richard M. Nixon was in Los Angeles. They were brought together through a major technological achievement for the times.
The technique was invented by William C. Benesch in the late 50's. He submitted under his Professional name Bill Bradshaw. He was dirrector of photography for WKRC TV in Cincinnati, Ohio.
March 4, 2005 Subject:
Once again, Tricky Dick and JFK get together to shoot the breeze over such topics as Red China, the economy, Cuba, and America's prosperity. The amusing part of the tape comes when Nixon tells that the President should be a person who kids can look up to and is polite and cleanmouthed, something which we all know he didn't follow up on.... Nixon continues his comeback, with a very even attack on JFK while strengthening his platform. Technically, the sound for this is ok, With Kennedy in NY and Richard Nixon in L.A., there was'nt a true feel of interaction (even though they did). Finally, I really loved the technical aspects the announcer (who is great here, such gusto!) makes about the makeup of each studio the candidates appeared in, which were made to look exactly like the other one!